Allen L. Clark

Director, Professional Development Program
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PhD, geology, University of Idaho
Area of Expertise: 

Disaster management and humanitarian assistance programs; Policy and institutions in support of sustainable national and regional development; Social, cultural and environmental impacts of large-scale resource development

Allen Clark previously served as executive director of the East-West Center/Pacific Disaster Center Managing Partner Cooperative Agreement. He is a founder and former director ­general of the International Institute for Resource Development and chief at the US Geological Survey’s Office of Resource Analysis, and a consultant for the Agency for International Development, World Bank, Asian Development Bank and United Nations. Clark has worked directly in more than 50 countries and is the author/co-author of more than 250 publications and consultant to numerous national and international aid agencies and private industry. He holds a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Idaho.


  • Nexus of Resilience and Public Policy in a Modern Risk Society
  • Social, Cultural and Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters
  • Poverty Issues in the Context of an Evolving Asia
  • Structural Reform of the Mining Industry in Asia and the Pacific Region
  • Managing Minesite and Local Community Issues--The New Reality of Mineral Development